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Christine O’Donnell is waving, not drowning in a sea of obscurity

By TBogg
Friday, March 7, 2014 17:34 EDT
Former Deleware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell. Photo: Screenshot via CNN.com.

If you haven’t been to any Arby’s ribbon-cutting ceremonies lately, you’re probably not aware that kooky zany senatorial novelty act Christine O’Donnell is still out there getting by on a smile, a girlish toss of the hair, and a refrigerator full of Arby-Q sauce packets

You remember Christine O’Donnell?
Masturbation is adultery‘ Christine O’Donnell?
Witchcraft commitment-phobic‘ Christine O’Donnell?
Mice with human brains‘ Christine O’Donnell?
Evolution is a myth‘ Christine O’Donnell?
God talks to me‘ Christine O’Donnell?

Yeah, that Christine O’Donnell: the younger, perkier, cuter, less feral but equally dumb version of Sarah Palin.

She was one of the Tea Party’s earlier success stories, if by ‘success story’ you mean: ‘unqualified-dipsy-doodle-who-lost-a-seat-that-a-non-moron-Republican-could-have-won, kind of success.  Christine blazed a path for Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin and Richard “More Stupid Shit About Rape” Mourdock and countless other “Wait. Did they just say that out loud?” candidates still to come.

So, what up, girl? You been hanging at the mall?

Oh, you know, just chillaxing at CPAC:

As she roamed around the mezzanine, O’Donnell talked with attendees about her legal troubles, claiming the FEC targeted her for political reasons soon after she launched her campaign. On Friday afternoon, she appeared on a panel about judicial overreach, conflating her struggles with those of conservative groups who have drawn federal scrutiny.


Elsewhere at CPAC, O’Donnell, 44, who began her career as a college-age GOP organizer, reveled in the social scene. Whenever a student or former backer asked for a picture, she beamed and obliged.

Also, too, you may have seen Christine O’Donnell at CVS or Taco Bell, but you may not have recognized her:

“It depends on where I go and whether I’m wearing making makeup,” O’Donnell said. “If I have my hair down and makeup on, going to the grocery store or something like that, some people will ask, are you Christine O’Donnell? But if my hair is up, no makeup, I can slip by unnoticed.”

Also, also, too, she’s writing a column for the Washington Times which is kind of a newspaper in the loosest sense of the term like, say, if you also included the Pennysaver or those oil change flyers that mysteriously appear under your windshield wipers.

Fresh from an academic speaking engagement at Oxford University, poised to write a regular column and provide broadcast content for The Washington Times, and eager to defend herself in a potentially complex tax investigation, the onetime Republican Senate candidate has learned much and is eager to re-engage in the national political debate.

Looks like Victoria Jackson is going to have to step up her game.

Bonus Tea Party Where Are They Now? update. Robert Costa also caught up with Sharron Angle who ran against Harry Reid:

Angle, 64, a soft-spoken grandmother and former homeschool instructor from Reno, Nev., said she, like O’Donnell, is at CPAC to reconnect with former supporters and to remind people of her interest in speaking to conservative groups, however small, in their hometowns.

“I actually thought the blush would go off the rose after the election, but I’ve been on the road ever since,” she said, chuckling. “In the last few months, I’ve been to Birmingham, Mobile, Dallas, and Phoenix.”

How you gonna keep them down on the farm in “The Biggest Little City in the World” once they’ve seen the bright lights of Birmingham, Mobile, Dallas, and Phoenix….

Michele Bachmann jewsplains to U.S. Jews that they are buzzkilling her End Times dream date

By TBogg
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 22:56 EDT

Michele Bachmann (R-North Bedlam) is not very happy with American Jews. No siree, she most definitely is not. After all that American conservative evangelical Christians have done for The Chosen People, they persist in not choosing Republicans at the voting booth. C’mon, you guys! The Bible-thumpers are totally looking the other way about that little misunderstanding a couple of thousand years ago when you guys kinda-sorta killed Their Lord and Savior, The Prince of Peace,…


Ross Douthat looks at gay marriage and wonders what’s love got to do with it

By TBogg
Sunday, March 2, 2014 12:47 EDT

That it’s only the thrill Of boy meeting girl Opposites attract - What’s Love Got To Do With It (Britten,Lyle) Ross Douthat is sad. And disheartened. And much like Lili von Schtupp: everything below the waist is probably ‘kaput’, based upon the historical record. Ross concedes that the gays have…


GOP Rep: Healthcare is just one drunken car crash away

By TBogg
Friday, February 28, 2014 19:57 EDT

Remember ‘Bubble Boy’ from Seinfeld? Everybody who lived in the town where Bubble Boy lived loved him because he suffered from an autoimmune  disease which forced him to live in a ‘bubble’. And living this way was supposed tomake sad and noble in that way that we always assume that…


Ronan Farrow is the manic pixie dreamcaster MSNBC’s Phil Griffin has been looking for

By TBogg
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 21:21 EDT

The Ronan Age began this week, not with a bang but with a whimper, as Daily with Ronan Farrow debuted Monday on MSNBC and already the accolades are rolling in as Politicos’ Dylan Byers reports: MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow, who has hosted three hours of daytime television so far in his…


Guy who can’t carry his own golf bag around makes gay handbag joke because … athletic.

By TBogg
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 14:39 EDT

Steve Elkington, who makes his living walking around on well manicured lawns whacking at a little white ball while a gallery of mostly white guys maintain complete  silence so as not to distract him from his athletic endeavors, is kind of unhappy that a gay is going to play in…


Sarah Palin’s Heavy Metal Grandma Show for animal killers is coming. You should be excited.

By TBogg
Saturday, February 22, 2014 16:18 EDT

Former John McCain novelty act and english-as-a-third-language-when-saying-stuff word mangler Sarah Palin has another new teevee show starting real soon. It is called Amazing America With Sarah Palin and it is the story of a small town girl who grew up and went to six or seven jucos and slightly bigger…


The long dark tea-time of the soul and lonely days and lonely nights of Ted Nugent

By TBogg
Thursday, February 20, 2014 21:34 EDT

Poor Ted Nugent is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad, wango tango, cat scratch fever kind of a week. A member of the brain trust that is running Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s gubernatorial campaign thought it would be a cool beans idea to invite the former Damn…


Peggy Noonan would like rich people to use their ‘inside voices’ when being dicks

By TBogg
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 16:17 EDT

It was just the other day when, with snow falling as gentle as Jesus’ dandruff, Peggy Noonan took up her quill and dashed off a few haiku over a pitcher of saki with a bourbon chaser: Full fat flake fell far To sleep on the rude pavement. Grraaawwwr. The shovel.…


George Zimmerman is now a sad ‘homeless’ veteran of the Florida Stand Your Ground war

By TBogg
Saturday, February 15, 2014 16:20 EDT

George Zimmerman, who once shot a young man in Florida just to watch him die, wants you to know that things have not gone so well for him since he got away with stalking and murdering a teenager for being black. He is now homeless and doesn’t sleep well, unlike…